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of the michigan coalition for responsible gun owners. mark, i will start with you. you heard from the nra a real focus not so much on guns, really talking about mental illness. they talked about tracking people who are mentally ill and pretty much everything, not about taking away guns but adding more guns. what did you make of their news conference today? >> you know, as somebody who's watched the organization for a while, my dad was a licensed gun dealer in colorado, i know a lot of nra members, it was a really surprising performance. the nra is usually quite smart. then again, they've never been under pressure like this. the truth is, it struck me as incoherent and bordering on detached from reality. talking about things lapierre gets paid a lot of money to talk about on a regular basis. it was not the time to say things even nra members don't believe. i think it is important as we have this debate that nra members are not the washington leadership. they're two very different things. nra members want commonsense gun laws. the washington leadership fights very hard against them. you're going t
with me on monday and made one other interview and pushed the national dialogue along. in michigan we interviewed a lob lobbyist for guns who was writing this bill about concealed carry permits, et cetera. this week in the aftermath of sandy hook the governor of michigan, a republican, has vetoed that, will not sign it into law. you know, it takes everybody. it can't be vilifying one side and glorifying another. it has to be a consensus. everybody has to come to the table and put everything on the table. >> christiane, jeff, thank you so much. we'll see if we're talking about this again in january. >> we'll see. >> we better be. it's on us. >> thanks both of you. >>> the gun business is incredibly profitable, estimated 20 million firearms will be sold this year and gun shops report a surge in gun demand after newtown, selling out of the ar-15 style rifle like the one used in the shooting. gun sales have doubled since 2002 as the economy has stagnated gun sales have soared. there are more gun retailers than there are supermarkets and mcdonald's locations in america combined. profits fo
for one of the busiest days of the year. elsewhere, parts of wisconsin, iowa, and michigan dug out from more than a foot of snow. the storm was blamed for at least nine deaths in half a dozen states. the day that some pegged as the "end of the world" came and went without incident. the focus on december 21, 2012, was said to be based on projections in an ancient mayan calendar. in mexico, tourists and new age spiritualists gathered to greet the day at mayan archaeological sites. and thousands converged on stonehenge in england for an "end of the world" party coinciding with the winter solstice. it may not be doomsday, but americans are feeling less hopeful about the future. the university of michigan's consumer confidence index fell this month to the lowest point since july. and wall street gave ground today on worries about the lack of a budget deal in washington. the dow jones industrial average lost almost 121 points to close near 13,190. the nasdaq fell 29 points to close at 3,021. for the week, the dow gained about half a percent; the nasdaq rose 1.7%. those are some of the day's m
in the dark. a light dusting of snow also fell overnight adding to the cold conditions. >>> in michigan a winter storm caused havoc on the roads, crashes were reported all effort detroit area including several that involved police cars. more than 19 inches of snow fell in some parts of michigan thursday and friday knocking out power to at least 142,000 homes and businesses. >> in wisconsin, green bay packer fans grabbed shovels to help clean up the field after a major snowstorm there. more than a foot of snow needed to be cleared. for years they have asked fans to come help shovel during massive blizzards. yesterday some lined up for more than four hours before the project was scheduled to start. those who did get a shovel got paid ten dollars an hour. >> without these people helping we couldn't dot. we have 650 people right now. we have 13 people on our staff just supervisorring it. we are moving a lot of snow. we couldn't do it without the public. >> and because of the fan effort the field is ready to go for tomorrow's game when the packers host the titans. >> hopefully they get t
michigan that you saw sent cnn a video he made where he cuts up his nra card. don? >> listen, about putting armed guards in school. that has been proposed before. so it's nothing new. and it's good at least they tried to do something. but they took no personal responsibility. and no intro aspects at all. it was disgusting to most americans. is there any evidence at all that putting armed guards in school will protect children? >> i mean, there just doesn't seem to be any evidence of it. certainly senator bloumenthal doesn't think so and we didn't get a chance to ask questions of the nra, because they didn't take questions from reporters. plenty of parents would not be comfortable with certainly having more guns in schools. for example, in the shooting at columbine high in 1999, don, you'll remember, there was an armed guard at the school, and 13 people died. now, still, there are plenty of gun rights supporters who think the nra's proposal will make schools safer and that gun control is not the answer. >> susan candiotti, thank you very much. >>> lots more on gun control. at 10:00, i'll tal
. the university of michigan's consumer confidence index fell this month to the lowest point since july. and wall street gave ground today on worries about the lack of a budget deal in washington. the dow jones industrial average lost almost 121 points to close near 13,190. the nasdaq fell 29 points to close at 3,021. for the week, the dow gained about half a percent; the nasdaq rose 1.7%. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: and we return to the aftermath of the shootings in newtown, connecticut, a week ago today. ray suarez begins our coverage of the latest developments. >> suarez: a cold rain fell this morning in newtown, connecticut, as townspeople and officials gathered at city hall for a moment of silence. at 9:30, a bell rang 26 times, once for each of the 20 children and six adults killed one week ago at sandy hook elementary school. mourners also gathered again at funerals and at makeshift memorials. >> i feel as though the first few days after this happened was really a feeling of numbness and shock. but now that's lifting a little bit and the reali
in michigan, some deliveries delayed. but not the mail. wisconsin post office workers promising to come through for christmas. >> rain sleet and snow. really important to get the packages delivered, >> at lambeau field in green bay, packers fans pitch in to clear the snow from the stadium seats, and in nebraska, weird sights and sounds as high tension wires are blown together in the high winds the misery is moving east. this map shows where the snow is likely to fall tomorrow. ohio. western pennsylvania and upstate new york could get up to one foot of snow. >> pam: time is ticking for lawmakers to reach an agreement, before we head over the fiscal cliff. but - making it more complex - lawmakers are heading home for the holidays. kron4 political analyst michael yaki is here to break down what's happening now. >> the president is on vacation, congress has been on vacation and we have been told that we could get to even hit another recession and they're going on vacation. help me understand that. >> basically, they have no deal and are still trying to reach a deal and they're not going to
in michigan are still without power. flights were delayed or canceled on friday. gabe gutierrez is at hartsfield international airport in atlanta. is the situation better? >> reporter: well, richard, yes, it is. it could be a whole lot worse in many of the country's airports in atlanta. if you take a look behind me, there is some traffic and for the most part it's moving along and many airports throughout the country not reporting many delays and there's a 15-minute delay in newark and not a huge problem. san francisco reported a bigger delay today due to rain. as we look at video from other parts of the country, from st. louis and from kansas city, there's not much of a problem there. there are some long lines and for the most part travelers have gotten to where they needed to go. there are other problems, however, in the northeast and places like upstate new york, virginia and pennsylvania. snow has snarled traffic there and there is some concern that on the west coast, as well, there could be issues. for the most part, traffic is doing much better today than it did in the pas
can be pretty high. for example, in michigan, which is basically a republican government top to bottom, which is neither here nor there but also pretty pro-nra government from top to bottom, they actually have a pretty good background check system that extends federal law to require that you get a background check if you're going to buy a hand gun over the internet or from an unlicensed purchaser. the nra went in with a stealth attack as they so often do and almost got rid of that system. so our mayors, police chiefs, domestic violence advocates and a bunch of grassroots supporters, kind of went in there and in a period of three weeks basically turned it around and handed the nra a humiliating defeat. couple weeks later, the governor vetoed a bill that would have amazingly allowed guns in day care centers and elementary schools. so the federal government is at a standstill on a lot of things, including guns. we think we will make some progress but one path to victory is stuff like that. >> and just to show you how effective it has been, a couple of remarkable pieces of data. let's look
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